Thursday, August 01, 2013

Surviving A Plane Crash

Even if you don't fly much, you'll still want to keep these ten tips for surviving a plane crash in mind.

Hat tip to for the link.


At 8:54 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I received this comment via e-mail but it strangely didn't show up here, so here it is:

They tell you to get out in 90 seconds due to fire, but what if you're caught in the fire?

Don't use hair spray (or other hair products) because they're flammable, and don't wear nylon clothing (it doesn't have to be hot enough to catch fire, just hot enough to melt on your flesh!).

Good suggestions. As far as if you're actually caught in the fire, well, I'd say your goose is cooked. But seriously, you're probably toast in that case.

I don't know if they're still being sold, but I used to see sort of a headcover/mask being sold in some catalogs.

It was a shell of sorts you slipped over your head with an air filter and clear viewing screen. It was being sold as precaution for airplane crashes. It supposedly protected the head against fire and toxic fumes to give you enough time to escape.

Whether it would work or not, I have no idea, and if you were actually in the fire you'd just be out of luck.

One of the comments to the article brought up a good point about clothing: Wear good, solid shoes as you'll likely be running over broken and burning debris in trying to escape. You don't want to be wearing sandals in an airplane crash.

I've actually been following that same advice for years as I tend to have a "what if something goes wrong" attitude when I travel.

I always make sure to have a pair of good walking shoes with me lest I have to walk any sort of distance for whatever reason.


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